Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West (Western History Series)

Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West (Western History Series) by Sara Dant 1118934296 9781118934296
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Losing Eden traces the environmental history and development of the American West and explains how the land has shaped and been shaped by the people who live there.

  • Discusses key events and topics from the Beringia migration, Columbian Exchange, and federal territorial acquisition to post-war expansion, resource exploitation, and climate change
  • Structures the coverage around three important themes: balancing economic success and ecological protection; avoiding the tragedy of the commons; and achieving sustainability
  • Contains an accessible, up-to-date narrative written by an expert scholar and professor that supplements a variety of college-level survey or seminar courses on US, American West, or environmental history
  • Incorporates student-friendly features, including definitions of key terms, suggested reading sections, and over 30 illustrations

Author: Sara Dant

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 240

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date: 2016-09-19


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